A Song of degrees.
1In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me.
2Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
3What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue?#What shall be given…: or, What shall the deceitful tongue give unto thee? or, what shall is profit thee?#done: Heb. added
4Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.#Sharp…: or, It is as the sharp arrows of the mighty man, with coals of juniper
5Woe is me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!
6My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace.
7I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.#for peace: or, a man of peace